Chinese zodiac: What to know about the Year of the Hare in astrology

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The year of the Hare (also known as the year of the Rabbit) will commence on January 22nd, 2023.

Hares are the cautious and creative creatures of the Chinese zodiac. They love to surround themselves with people they trust implicitly and people who encourage their creative brilliance.


The Rabbit can be paired with each of the 5 Chinese elements:

  • Metal - strong, assertive and determined

  • Water - calm, intelligent and wise

  • Wood - sociable, flexible and warm

  • Fire - passionate, creative, and authoritative

  • Earth - grounded, nurturing and givingTraits of the Hare in Chinese astrology

The Hare is a sensitive, worrisome but kind soul in Chinese astrology. This character is extremely creative and has a soft nature. They are brilliant negotiators and always work well with people. They are one of the most sensitive of all the Chinese animals.


In Chinese culture, the Rabbit is known to be the luckiest out of all the 12 animals. They are calm, peaceful and symbolise mercy, elegance, and beauty. The best matches for the Hare are the Pig and the Goat.


The 12 Chinese animals in the zodiac:

  • Rat - tenacious, clever and good at problem solving

  • Ox - tough, patient and methodical

  • Tiger - Unpredictable confident and charming

  • Hare - kind, virtuous and worrisome

  • Dragon - magnetically social and love performing

  • Snake - intelligent, wise and alluring

  • Horse - independent, a free soul and energetic

  • Goat - gentle, kind-hearted and sensitive

  • Monkey - intelligent, witty and strong-willed

  • Rooster - deep-thinking, vain and ambitious

  • Dog - reliable, loyal and faithful

  • Pig - honest, genuine and friendly

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